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Alexis Ohanian
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Ahoy. You all should really be subscribing to the +reddit page. Trust me. Good stuff.
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Hope you enjoy this #SmallEmpires episode about #WORLDSTAR as much as we enjoyed producing it!
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Jordan Oplinger taught me how to take pretty pictures on my phone.

How am I doing? http://instagram.com/alexisohanian
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Everyone go see Big Hero 6 and take your children so they want to build robots and do science and do fist bumps like this
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10 years ago, Steve and I pitched Y Combinator with an app that would let people skip the line by ordering from their phone. We're almost there!
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Please don't screw this up... please don't screw this up....
News and updates regarding protests and riots in Ferguson, MO following the police shooting death of Mike Brown.
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"Soooo...giraffes. Too tall?"
This and dozens of other great icebreakers courtesy of /r/AskReddit

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2n4nl6/reddit_what_is_your_go_to_ice_breaker/
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Please be safe, ‪#‎Sydney‬.
I've been glued to this for the last hour or so.
Reddit's live feed following the latest updates on the Sydney hostage crisis.
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Congrats, Zach Weinersmith. #BAHfest is taking over.
That’s the goal of BAHFest, a satirical conference where researchers offer fake theories supported by real scientific evidence
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Hundreds protest ‪#‎Ferguson‬ grand jury decision here at UW.
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Best comment on reddit that I've found so far: "I think that yes the grand jury saw actual evidence, and heard witnesses, both from the government and an independent coroner report, but grand jury proceedings are very subjective. The prosecutor has almost complete discretion on what evidence to present and has no burden to include exculpatory evidence. He can use hearsay, and some news reports indicate witnesses testified with only hearsay statements. It is just a very difficult process to understand without having seen it, and it confuses a lot of people (as all this debate proves).

I think there was enough evidence to take the case to trial, maybe not for murder but possibly manslaughter. I think a trial would have allowed public disclosure of facts, and also helped ease some tension (but that is a long shot). And grand juries are very hesitant to indict police officers and prosecutors, who are essentially colleagues of officers, often can be perceived to have lead the jury in that direction.

But at the end of the day, there was no indictment, and I doubt they re convene another grand jury to seek one.

http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/2ndnpo/with_the_events_unfolding_in_ferguson_this_just_in/cmcurvi"
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“Many of the skills you learn as a scientist are applicable to running a startup” - Elizabeth Iorns, Science Exchange
http://www.femalefounderstories.com/elizabeth-iorns.html

Read all these great stories from +Y Combinator founders -- congrats to Jessica & Kathrina, I know how much work went into getting this very important collection together.
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Work
Occupation
Creator of things. Writing a book: Without Your Permission
Employment
  • Breadpig
    Chief swine defender, 2009 - present
  • Institute on Higher Awesome Studies
    Board member, 2011 - 2012
  • Hipmunk
    Head marketing dude, 2010 - 2011
  • Kiva.org
    Kiva fellow in Armenia, 2010 - 2010
  • reddit
    Co-founder, 2005 - 2010
  • UVA Parking and Transportation Dept.
    Parking Booth Attendant, 2003 - 2005
  • Pizza Hut
    Dishwasher/Cook/Server, 1999 - 2001
Places
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Currently
Brooklyn, NY
Previously
Columbia, MD - Charlottesville, VA - Somerville, MA - San Francisco, CA - Yerevan, Armenia
Story
Tagline
Startup guy who wants to make the world suck less & doodles all his own logos.
Introduction
Guten Tag! I'm a startup guy in Brooklyn who gave a TED talk about a whale. TechCrunch calls me "one of the more passionate and audacious young entrepreneurs in tech." Hide your kids - especially because I'm writing a book called Without Your Permission.

After graduating from UVA, I started reddit.com with Steve Huffman. Founded Breadpig, which creates geeky things, sells them, and gives away all the profits -- over $190,000 so far; things like: xkcd: volume 0, AwesomeSauce, LOLMagnetz, WTFCNN?!, Save Yourself, Mammal!, and a fake Rock Band.

Helped launch hipmunk -- ran marketing, PR, and logo-doodling -- presently an advisor. Ambassador to the East for Y Combinator. Angel investor at Das Kapital Capital, LLC.

Once rendered in CGI on NMA.TV. Bloomberg TV contributor. And my favorite: Stephen Colbert once gave me a shoutout.

If you've ever told someone about any of my projects, I owe you a beer. (Thanks!)

And if you're interested in having me speak -- I do it to fund my hummus addiction -- please email my agent.
Bragging rights
Co-founded reddit, gave a TED talk, and can eat more hummus than you.
Education
  • University of Virginia
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Male
Birthday
April 24